Sunday, June 3, 2012

Caution: Colour Ahead!!

I love weekends like this- mostly restful with just enough excitement to keep the kids happy.  I cook, I clean, I create and I rest - all at whatever pace I choose.  No rushing unless I want to.  Bliss.

Bought a whole lot of these at shopping this week.  I made jam and we had them with whipped cream this afternoon for snack. Mmmm....

But I really made Hubby's day when I made this yummy dessert for supper today.  

Hubby is a gluten-free eater. He  gave it up 2 months ago and since then he has found his body feels more healthy - less stressed from the inside out.  He has had no problem giving up pasta, pizza and bread because there are suitable replacements out there.  But he says NOTHING can replace my home baking which he has grown to LOVE during our 12 year relationship. 
  So today, I made a a real effort to bake him a gluten-free strawberry-peach fruit crisp.  I think he thought he'd died and gone to heaven!  I'll definitely make this recipe again - perhaps strawberry rhubarb next time!

I spent a few minutes this afternoon finishing off this little project, too.  I started it a few weeks ago because  I had seen so many cute little hexagon pillows floating around blogland and I decided it was time to get started on mine.

I HATE cutting hexi papers.  The tracing, the snipping - ugh! Just get to the fabric part already!!

I was so glad to find these printable templates online!!

I picked my fabrics cheerfully - some scraps, some pieces of new fabrics recently joining my stash - but all colours  harmonizing with the shades found in  my family room. 

Two evenings later I had this lovely centre-panel for my pillow. (Do you like my hand-embroidered tablecloth?  Grabbed it for $2.00 at the local Goodwill!)

Once I had sewn on the white sashing, I could tell it needed more. So, on went some red ribbon from my stash.

I had some issues with sewing on the backing of the pillow (lots of seam-ripping and re-stitching!), but here she is:


She cuddles up cozily with the other colourful bits on our family room sofa.
Her backing is strips of the same leftover fabric used to make the hexis.  She looks cute both ways, huh??

I really like how cheery the colours are.  So many of the shades I love! 

I've been sewing and crocheting a lot lately  and I was beginning to really miss clicking two needle points together.  Sooo...with so many of my friends set to have babies in the next few months, I got started on this new knitty project.  I hope to be able to show it in completion in a few days.  Stay tuned....


  1. What lovely projects! I absolutely adore all the color!!!

  2. oh man, LOVE the colors and cuteness of those pillows. Inspires me to quilt a little something simple.

  3. I love everything! That adorable tablecloth is to die for and the colors in your pillow are amazing. It reminds me of a summer picnic :) Can't wait to see your finished knitted project.

  4. Love the pillow - it's perfect! I've also been wanting to make a hexagon pillow for some time now. I need to get on it! And those downloadable templates are just what I need :)

  5. Bronwyn!!! This is crazy beautiful!! My hexie quilt is still hexing me from the corner--wanting me to get it done!! We need to swap GF recipes!!

    I am nominating you for the Sunshine Award:) Here's the lovely details...


  6. GORgeous... really gorgeous!!!! I LOVE your Hexie cushion, the fabrics are fab and it's so very neat too :) .... and your colourful, stripy knitting... well, I cannot wait to see it when it's finished!!!!
    Great post!!

    Louise xx

  7. We love strawberries at our house too and that dessert looks amazing! Your hubby is very lucky that you take such good care of him! I *adore* your new pillow Bronwyn! The colour scheme is beautiful! Can't wait to see what you are making for baby gifts! Angie xo

  8. OMGosh - those fabrics are so perfect! I love them all. You did a great job. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I NEED the recipe for that crisp! YUM!!!


Thanks so much for popping by my little world. I'd love to hear from you. Comments make my day!!